The NZ Herald has done a story on how much travel has been done by former PMs at taxpayer’s expense – which is a fair enough story.
However taking the $10,000 air travel costs for one former PM and equating it to 38 full-cost flexi fares is somewhat silly as it is comparing it to 38 one way fares. Now who actually flys one way from Auckland to Wellington? I mean do you walk back to Auckland? The better comparison would be to 19 return fares as this is what 98% of travellers do.